Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Giving Thanks for Dollar Tree Contact Paper Charger

Confused yet? Let me explain. But first let me thank Viv over at The V Spot who unknowingly answered a question I had which was whether you could cut Contact paper with a Cricut. She did it fabulously here.

OK so back to my explanation. Maybe it’s easier if I show you:
I started with a charger from Michaels that I bought when they were 2 for $3. Used one in my Halloween décor but now I’m moving on to Thanksgiving. I also bought these acrylic leaves at Mike’s ( we’re really good friends Michaels and I …we’re in the nickname stage now) in their 2 for $3 section ( ya know…used to be a dollar…sigh, I’m not quite over that Mike) . Moving on.
Then, when I was at Dollar Tree after Viv’s genius confirmation that you can in fact cut Contact paper with a Cricut, I picked up a roll for well, a dollar. This wood grain pattern:
So what’s made out of wood? Trees silly! And since leaves also come from trees ( it’s late when I’m writing this so keep that in mind when you roll your eyes!) it made perfect sense to cut a tree from this stuff and then glue on some acrylic leaves. I mean nothing says nature like faux wood grain and acrylic am I right? But I went with it anyway!
Pay no attention to the reflection ….hate that. Cut my tree from Wall Décor and More and my letters using the Jasmine cart. Then glued my leaves on and done and done.

Thanks Viv. And you too Mike. And Dollar Tree.
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LuLu Kellogg said...

I never would have thought to use contact paper in my Cricut! I will have to try it, pronto!

This is really beautiful!


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

OMGosh! I love this! I have not seen wood grain contact paper before! I will need to get me sum'o'dat!

I love how this turned out! It's fab!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful way to decorate the plate charger!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

You cracked me up in this post Carol!! I'll never think of Michael's without calling it Mike's again. lol!! I love the plate - the wood grain is so pretty on that tree!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Love the wood grain, Carol! Adorable design. I wouldn't have thought of using contact paper in a die cut machine either!

Heidi @ Honeybear Lane said...

You basically turned wood grain contact paper into wood grain vinyl--congrats. That was a brilliant idea! So many possibilities! Your plate turned out great.

Evelene S said...

The plate came out so pretty and I love that you used the woodgrain to make the tree and letters. Tell Mike I said hi!

Rhissanna said...

I'm gonna need one of these Cricut things, as soon as I work out what it actually is....

Kathe said...

Gosh I really need to get on the band wagon and get a Cricut! This is way too cute and imaginative! So, question re: the Cricut. Can you design your own cuts or are you limited to buying the cartridges?

Rachel said...

Love it! I really like the wood pattern contact paper. And the little leaves! Great job.

Jenn Erickson said...

Beautiful, frugal, and so clever!!

Carol, thank you so much for sharing your talent at Rook No. 17!


Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Can I first tell you how cute you are! LOL! I LOVE the way this turned out! I want one!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a GREAT day!